A Shift to Infolocate

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We are changing the resources available to search our collections. We have offered Infolocate as a search option for a number of years. As of today, it is becoming our single search tool.

If you have been searching on Advocat, the Great Library’s catalogue, you will find the same collection information on Infolocate. In fact, if you have been searching from our web site under Everything, you have already been using Infolocate.

Advocat will continue to be where we store information about our collection, and the collections of law association libraries around Ontario. This information will always be available through Infolocate. But Advocat is an application that we cannot make compliant with the Law Society’s obligations under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

You’ll find lots of help if you need it. Our Reference Librarians have been posting tips about how to use it over the years:

And you can always email them refstaff@lso.ca if you have questions or need research assistance.

We hope this gives you an opportunity to discover the other content the Great Library collects. You’ll find your Infolocate searches can – if you want – uncover Law Society CPD in PDF and other online resources that you can access from your office. If you only want to know what your nearest law library has, you can still filter by a location.

Author: David Whelan

I improve information access. I have managed small and large information, library, and technology teams delivering information to professionals in the US and Canada. In addition to blogging regularly, I've authored a book on legal research and another on practicing law in the cloud. I'm interested in access to information and leadership of information teams.